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Thursday August 9, 2018. 02:43 PM
Corrects a bug that caused a hang when adding files together. ($29 new, free update, 9.0 MB)
Wednesday August 8, 2018. 09:22 PM
System Preferences is an essential tool that lets you customize your Mac in numerous ways. Learn how to customize System Preferences itself, the different ways you can open it, and how to navigate quickly to the pane you need.
After discovering that the Strava fitness app was inadvertently revealing hidden military sites, the US military has authorized limits on apps and devices that use GPS location tracking.Read original article
Monday August 6, 2018. 11:21 PM
USB Restricted Mode is a new security feature in iOS 11.4.1, but it can have some unintended consequences. Josh Centers explains what it is, how it works, why it exists, and how you can turn it off if necessary.
AT&T and Verizon are both eliminating lower-priced Internet service tiers even though they haven’t extended faster speeds to rural customers. The net effect is that rural DSL customers are paying the same rates as urban fiber-optic customers for much slower speeds.Read...
Major upgrade of screencast recording and video editing app with new Templates and Styles features, plus access to an integrated Stock Media Library. ($129 new, upgrade pricing available, 110 MB)
Adds support for Instagram as a social profile type. ($19.99 new, free update, 11.1 MB)
Adds a floating citation feature that is available when using a word processor, Scrivener, DEVONthink, or Tinderbox. ($59.99 new, free update, 49.4 MB)
Friday August 3, 2018. 05:14 PM
France has officially banned the use of smartphones, tablets, computers, and more in schools for students under the age of 15. In reality, the law is more about sending a public health message than actually separating kids from electronics during school.Read original article
As of 1 October 2018, Apple will stop paying affiliate fees on apps purchased through recommendation links. It’s a small-minded, unpleasant move that can’t benefit Apple in any significant way but will hurt many small publishers, although TidBITS won’t be affected.
Social news site Reddit has announced a relatively minor data theft that’s a good reminder to change old passwords, turn on two-factor authentication, and delete any Reddit content you don’t want linked to your email address.Read original article
Wednesday August 1, 2018. 12:56 AM
Apple has posted yet another record-breaking third quarter, thanks in large part to the iPhone X’s high price tag and the company’s ever-increasing Services revenue.
Tuesday July 31, 2018. 05:28 PM
Like most small children, Siri doesn’t know how people are related and it often has trouble pronouncing names correctly. Learn how to teach Apple’s personal assistant about relationships, nicknames, and proper pronunciations.
Monday July 30, 2018. 09:17 PM
It’s possible to read TidBITS in Apple News, but until about 10 days ago, almost no one did. After Adam Engst had a call with Apple’s Publisher Relations team, traffic has increased, but we need your help to get Apple News to recommend TidBITS to new readers.
Brings multiple improvements and bug fixes to the personal finance manager. ($49.99 new, free update, 103 MB)
Improves launch performance and cuts down on the time it takes to display the portfolio view chart. ($34.99/$49.99/$74.99 annual subscription, free update)
Friday July 27, 2018. 01:01 AM
The latest entry in the Wyze Cam line, the Wyze Cam Pan, can cover an entire 360-degree area for an absurdly low price. It’s well worth checking out if you’re looking for an interior security camera, but sadly, it doesn’t support HomeKit.
Thursday July 26, 2018. 04:11 PM
Improves sync detection for iCloud accounts for both apps. $49.99 new for each, free update, 11.8/5.6 MB) ($49.99 new for each, free update, 13.7/7.8 MB)
Wednesday July 25, 2018. 08:47 PM
Major new release introduces new Emoji picker for quickly selecting Emoji characters. (€19.99 new, free update, 4.1 MB)
Adds support for streaming to Sonos's AirPlay-compatible devices. ($29 new, free update, 12.3 MB)
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